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Helen Norman, 73, State Center

Helen Norman, 73, of State Center, passed away on Friday, October 20, 2017 at the Iowa River Hospice Home in Marshalltown.

Memorial services for Helen will be held on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in State Center. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service, starting at 10:00 a.m. Memorials may be directed to the family for designation at a later date. For more information or to send a condolence, please visit or call 641-844-1234. Mitchell Family Funeral Home is caring for Helen and her family.

Helen Henze was born on March 25, 1944 at Woods Hospital in State Center to Bill and Inez Fricke Henze. She graduated from State Center High School in 1962. On August 24, 1963, Helen was united in marriage to Larry Norman at her parent’s home in State Center. Helen was a housewife, mother and grandmother. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. She enjoyed riding her bike when she was younger as well as faithfully attending her son’s baseball games. Helen was a great cook and made wonderful desserts. She enjoyed Hawkeye and Cyclone sports and loved all animals, but especially her house cats.

Helen is survived by her children: Denise (Chris) Dickenson of State Center, Jeff Norman of State Center, Marvin Norman of Marshalltown and Carl (Renee) Norman of State Center. She is also survived by her grandchildren: Trentin Norman of State Center, Laura (Jamon) Walker of Radcliffe, Lucas Dickenson of State Center, Felicia Dickenson of State Center and Greg Norman of State Center; step-grandchildren: Dylan Bradley of Marshalltown, Malory Bradley of Tampa, Florida and Nathan Bradley of Creston. Great-grandchildren: Jude, Lyle and Zoe Walker of Radcliffe as well as her siblings: Dennis (Mary Jo) Henze of Zearing, David (Marie) Henze of Zearing, Mary Jo Browning of Ankeny and Paula (David) Eaton of State Center.

Helen is preceded in death by her husband Larry, parents Bill and Inez, daughter Leona Norman and sister Gene Keeler.

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